Do you have acne and just hate it when you have to apply sticky lotions and creams every day or remember to take a pill? If you answered yes, then you should know that you have another option called Blue Light Acne Therapy.
High-intensity, blue light acne therapy is FDA approved for treating acne. Because it is so widely advertised, it is quickly becoming the best-known light therapy for acne treatment.
How Blue Light Therapy Works
Blue light works by killing the acne-causing bacteria, P. acnes, and is being used to treat inflammatory acne vulgaris that has not responded to other acne therapies.
Blue light acne therapy normally does not cause any discomfort during or after treatments. Some people comment that the blue light feels a little warm during treatment. Your skin may turn slightly pink for a couple of days after treatment. Mild crusting can also occur in the days after treatment and occasionally the acne will look worse for a few days before improvement begins if other treatment options like Levulan are used in conjunction with the Blue light therapy.
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